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Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access

Author(s): Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, PhD, DrOT, OTR/L, CDP, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
Fredrick D. Pociask, PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284072457
  • Navigate 2 Preferred Access     688 pages      © 2018
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks the full eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep. This TestPrep provides over 1,000 practice questions and enough practice clinical simulation test questions to provide over 5 practice tests that cover content throughout the four domains using the NBCOT Domain Specifications chart.

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Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting, Second Edition is a comprehensive overview for occupational therapist students preparing to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. It utilizes a well-received health and wellness focus and includes tips and self-assessment forms to develop effective study habits. Unlike other OT examination review guides, this text chooses to provide a more structured and holistic approach, including a detailed calendar and plan of study for the 45 days leading up to the exam.

   • Chapter outlines cover subject matter found throughout an OT curriculum, drawn from a lexicon taken  from the Occupational Therapy Framework III (AOTA, 2014)
   • Each subject address the four domain areas according to the NBCOT examination
   • Workbook pages include specific references used in OT curricula to enable exploration of challenging or unfamiliar content
   • Self-study activities with answers are provided at the end of each chapter
   • Journaling section includes 3-4 questions with a reflective learning approach to help students identify areas of weakness and prioritize studying
   • Test taking strategies, exam preparation activities, and real life advice for repeating the exam

The editors of this edition have the experience and credentials needed to ensure a structured, organized, and effective approach to review a large amount of material in a reasonable amount of time. Dr. Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller has been assisting students from across the country for many years on preparing for the board exam, while Dr. Fredrick Pociask has expertise in instructional design and delivery. Furthermore, all practice question content was reviewed and edited by our Item Writing Specialist – Dr. Sara Maher – who is a well-known and respected item-writer in health-science education. This ensures that students will be provided with continuous examples of NBCOT® style questions.

Instructor Resources
   • Classroom worksheets and study questions
   • Laboratory guides and learning activities
   • PowerPoint® presentations for each chapter

More than a study guide, this book can provide a course-ready capstone in addition to the resources and activities already incorporated into the text. Utilize this comprehensive resource in your program to help students study for the NBCOT exam in preparation for a high pass rate in addition to or in place of current methods.

Section  1  Preparing for the NBCOT Examination (Day 1)
  Chapter  1  Beginning your Journey
  Chapter  2  Cognitive Factors in Learning
  Chapter  3  Study Tips, Methods, and Strategies
  Chapter  4  Caregiving
  Chapter  5  Roles and Context
  Chapter  6  Sensation, ROM, Strength, & Coordination
  Chapter  7  Vision
  Chapter  8  Perception and Cognition
  Chapter  9  Motor Control
  Chapter  10  Cerebrovascular Accident
  Chapter  11  Traumatic Brain Injury
  Chapter  12  Spinal Cord Injury
  Chapter  13  Neurodegenerative and Productive Aging
  Chapter  14  Orthopedic Conditions of the Shoulder
  Chapter  15  Orthopedic Conditions of the Elbow and Forearm
  Chapter  16  Orthopedic Conditions of the Hand and Wrist
  Chapter  17  Orthopedic Conditions of the Lower Extremity
  Chapter  18  Local, Regional, Systemic Disorders (CRPS, Fibromyalgia, Osteo & Rheumatoid)
  Chapter  19   Amputations (Upper Body)
  Chapter  20  Burns
  Chapter  21  Cardiopulmonary
  Chapter  22  Oncology
  Chapter  23  Diabetes
  Chapter  24  HIV
  Chapter  25  Lymphedema
  Chapter  26  Dysphagia
  Chapter  27  Mental Health Conditions
  Chapter  28  Group Dynamics
  Chapter  29  Pediatric Assessments
  Chapter  30  Pediatric Interventions
  Chapter  31  Community-based Practice
  Chapter  32  Wellness and Health Promotion
  Chapter  33  Occupational Rehabilitation & Ergonomics & Low Back Pain
  Chapter  34  Wheeled Seating and Mobility
  Chapter  35  Assistive Technology, Driver Rehabilitation & Community Mobility
  Chapter  36  Documentation and the OT Process
  Chapter  37  OT Management and Business Fundamentals
  Chapter  38  Reimbursement
  Chapter  39  Research
  Chapter  40  Working with an Occupational Therapy Assistant
  Chapter  41  Fourteen Days and Counting
  Chapter  42  Advice from an Item-Writer
  Chapter  43  Life after the Exam
  Chapter  44  Getting Back on the Horse

Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, PhD, DrOT, OTR/L, CDP-Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller completed her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in 2015, her DrOT in 2003, and her MOT from Eastern Michigan University in 2000. She is an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to her career in academia, she worked in clinical practice in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, which encompassed clients from pediatrics through late adulthood. She is currently involved in community traumatic brain injury rehabilitation as an occupational therapist and serves as a professional educator accreditation reviewer for the Distance Education and Training Council. Research interests include family caregiver training for people with dementia, and various modes of instructional learning delivery, and outcomes research. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has presented at the state, national, and international level. Dr. DiZazzo-Miller provides national board exam review sessions throughout the country, has presented nationally and internationally, and is published in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

Fredrick D. Pociask, PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT-Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Fredrick D. Pociask completed his PhD in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University in 2004, and his MS and BS in Physical Therapy at Oakland University (1996 and 1990). Dr. Pociask is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OSC) through the American Physical Therapy Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Pociask’s research interests include instructional technology, design, development and evaluation, with a primary focus on instructional principles for reducing cognitive load in the design of complex instruction, the study of the effectiveness of asynchronous web-based blended learning and course room based research, as well as orthopedic interventions in the management of specific spinal and extremity disorders. Dr. Pociask has designed and developed commercial and open-source software, presented nationally and internationally, and is published in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

  • 5 Stars: "I used this book as a primary study source for the NBCOT exam and passed on my first attempt by a large margin. This book helped organize me in studying for the NBCOT, review pertinent test information, and calm my anxieties my anticipation of exam day as I gained confidence with my test taking abilities. I would recommend this book to anyone preparing for the NBCOT and plan to use it in the future as a general reference during my OT practice." - Amazon Reviewer, Verified Purchase.

  • "I would recommend this book to anyone, if you seriously complete the book and all the worksheets and assessments that come with it there is NO WAY you will fail the exam. Great use of my money!!!" - Amazon Review for Previous Edition

  • "This book is structured perfectly so you can manage your study time efficiently. The CD is a great tool and provides exam questions identical to the ones you will see on the NBCOT Board Exam. Using this resource I was able to pass my board exam on the first time with flying colors. I recommend this book to all occupational therapy graduates preparing for their test." - Amazon Review for Previous Edition

  • "This book was a great study resource for me and I would recommend to anyone! For someone who needs structure to studying- this is the book for you! I passed the test my first time and attribute my study schedule and structure to this book!" - Amazon Review for Previous Edition

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ISBN-13: 9781284072457

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